Manesh R. Patel, MD
Accepting New Patients
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Helping people get back to functional and meaningful lives is the best part of practicing cardiology.
– Manesh R. Patel, MD

Manesh R. Patel, MD

Cardiologist, Interventional Cardiologist

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Accepting New Patients
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2023 American Heart Association Physician of the Year

Dr. Patel is the American Heart Association's 2023 Physician of the Year because of his passion and dedication to patient care, and because he personifies the AHA's mission to be a "relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives,"

Where I See Patients
Duke Cardiology Arringdon - Morrisville, NC
Duke Cardiology of Cary - Cary, NC
Duke Infusion Center South Durham - Durham, NC
Duke University Hospital - Durham, NC
Helping people get back to functional and meaningful lives is the best part of practicing cardiology.
– Manesh R. Patel, MD

About Me


I am an interventional cardiologist and researcher who has been at Duke for nearly 20 years. I enjoy being at Duke because of the “family” I get to work with every day. When we are able to make a patient feel better through teamwork; it’s a great feeling. I chose cardiology as my specialty because of the chance to make a difference in someone’s life in real time. When someone is having a heart attack, they are relying on you to come to their aid quickly. At that moment, I get to apply science to save a life, while learning more about what we can do to help improve people’s lives in the future. In that way, medicine also gives me the chance to learn from my patients and apply what I find to benefit the greater good. I find that whole process is exciting. When I am not at work, I enjoy spending time with my school-aged children.

Awards and Recognition

Dr. Patel is the American Heart Association's 2023 Physician of the Year because of his passion and dedication to patient care, and because he personifies the AHA's mission to be a "relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives,"

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English, Gujarati

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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.95 out of 5
123 ratings, 30 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Internal Med, Cardiovascular Disease
American Board of Internal Med, Interventional Cardiology
Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2005
Interventional Cardiology, Duke University Medical Center, 2006
Internal Medicine, Duke University Medical Center, 2000 (Chief Resident, 2001-2002)
MD, Emory University School of Medicine (Georgia), 1997

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests
Research Interests

I am interested studying therapies that improve outcomes in patients with coronary (CAD) and peripheral artery disease (PAD). This includes drugs, devices, and our process of care for patients with cardiovascular disease. I am also focused on studying and improving the patient experience as they go through invasive cardiovascular procedures. I have been involved in several large clinical trials that have demonstrated the benefit of some of these new therapies such as novel anticoagulants, new ways to image the heart and new therapies for patients with PAD.

Publications and Grants

Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
  • Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals
  • Cohere Med
  • HealthForce
  • Heartflow
  • Janssen Pharmaceuticals (Johnson & Johnson)
  • Novartis pharmaceuticals
  • Vascular Cures
  • WebMD/Medscape